As part of the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, The Mechanics Institute are running a series of workshops that allow participants to examine the values placed not only on market trade but on the trade of knowledge.
Workshop with: Oliver Watts, Sydney
The watercolour medium is the traditional medium of sailors, naturalists, aristocrats, ladies and other amateurs. In this watercolour painting workshop we learn to un-self ourselves in the presence of a watermelon. How does the watermelon want to be seen? How can we let the watermelon speak? The class wants to tap into the humility of careful observation and real amateurism, the idea of loving a thing, without the pressures of professional value. A collaborative painting will be the outcome of the workshop.
Participants please meet at the Biennial Lab Hub, 145 Victoria St, Melbourne you will then be taken to the workshop location within the Market.